Denver students show solidarity in walkout

Denver students show solidarity in walkout

On Sept. 5 over 2,500 students from 25 schools throughout the Denver Metro area gathered on the Tivoli quad to protest the dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The protest was hosted by immigrant’s rights groups like the Colorado People’s Alliance and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition in response to the Trump […]

Denver passes bill on immigration policy; sanctuary in all but name

Denver passes bill on immigration policy; sanctuary in all but name

On Aug. 28, the Denver City Council unanimously passed a controversial bill limiting how Denver officials work with federal immigration services. The Denver Public Safety Enforcement Priorities Act is the product of months of work by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and city council sponsors Paul López and Robin Kniech. The bill reinforces three existing Denver laws […]

Cory Gardner blitzes three town hall meetings in one day

Cory Gardner blitzes three town hall meetings in one day

After months of protests and complaints from constituents, Sen. Cory Gardner held three town hall meetings throughout Colorado on Aug. 15. The event followed almost two weeks after Gardner’s first town hall in more than a year on Aug. 4. The anger of the last few months toward Gardner was evident at the first of […]

Poor state funding causes another tuition hike

Poor state funding causes another tuition hike

MSU Denver students can expect a tuition increase for the 2017-18 school year. The board of trustees passed a 6.5 percent hike on May 5. According to the Early Bird, state funding of higher education fluctuates significantly because it is considered optional by lawmakers. Based on the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Colorado higher […]

Criminal Justice majors fight negativity

Criminal Justice majors fight negativity

A new activist group called Of the People held trivia night for its soft opening on April 20. The group is currently composed of eight criminal justice majors dedicated to combating anti-government, pro-militia and white supremacist ideologies. “We want to defy the hate ideology by promoting nothing but positivity,” said associate professor of criminal justice and […]

How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

The Denver Press Club added another accolade to its wall of fame after reporters from the Denver Post presented their Pulitzer to the club on April 13. The Denver Post won the Pulitzer for their print and pioneering digital coverage of the mass shooting that took place in an Aurora theater in 2013. Former and […]

Panama Papers: Portrait of a Pulitzer Prize

Panama Papers: Portrait of a Pulitzer Prize

On April 10 the Denver Press Club welcomed Kevin G. Hall, the chief economics reporter for McClatchy DC, to speak about President Trump’s business dealings, his connection to Russia and the Panama Papers. Hall and his team, along with reporters at the Miami Herald, found out earlier the same day that they had won the […]

Cursing, cross-stitching and craft beer at Grandma’s House

Cursing, cross-stitching and craft beer at Grandma’s House

Sundays are typically reserved for finishing up that homework assignment you forgot about until the last minute or football and day drinking to forget about the anxiety of the upcoming week. Thanks to Grandma’s House brewery, the latter of that can be achieved, either curled up on the couch or at one of the old […]

Bartenders fight climate change with whisky

Bartenders fight climate change with whisky

On March 27 at The Way Back bar, Jack Daniel’s presented a hand-picked single-barrel whisky in partnership with the Colorado Bartender’s Guild. The unveiling of the special edition barrel, which will be bottled in Colorado, raised money and awareness for the charity Protect Our Winters. The organization was founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in […]